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Kamehameha topples Arizona powerhouse Hamilton, 57-50, for I Mua crown

By Paul Honda on December 3, 2023

In the space of one off-season and a few weeks of preseason, the young Kamehameha Warriors have become regal. With a 57-50 victory over Arizona powerhouse Hamilton, Kamehameha captured the championship of the I Mua Invitational. Kamehameha had its share of challenges against Hamilton, a two-time Arizona 6A state champion, but clutched up in every key moment down the stretch. Center Nihoa Dunn scored 18 points, including 14 in the first half to spark the Warriors to a 28-21 lead. […]

Kamehameha, Maryknoll advance to I Mua semifinals

By Paul Honda on December 1, 2023

Over the weekend, family took the court when Kamehameha visited Maryknoll. Kamehameha coach Pua Straight led her Warriors to a hard-earned 44-33 win over Maryknoll coach Chico Furtado and his Spartans. Niece versus uncle. It was a way of life in the brutally competitive ILH Division I girls basketball universe — until this season. Maryknoll’s decision to move down to Division II meant D-I Kamehameha would possibly never play the Spartans. So the nonconference game was set up for last […]

‘Iolani, Konawaena, Campbell remain unbeaten at Pa‘ani

By Paul Honda on November 30, 2023

The beauty of a pre-scheduled tournament is that pairings bring together strangers from afar. It also leaves some congestion occasionally. The Pa‘ani Invitational at Punahou now has three teams at 2-0 after two days of play. ‘Iolani, the No. 1-ranked team in the Star-Advertiser Girls Basketball Top 10, takes on winless San Clemente (Calif.) on Friday. The other two unbeatens will clash. No. 3 Konawaena will battle No. 7 Campbell in a meeting of defending BIIF and OIA champions. The […]

Iron sharpens iron: Saint Louis charging up during bye week

By Paul Honda on September 30, 2021

The final day of September is already here, but there some new beginnings ahead. That goes for teams on a momentum wave, like Kamehameha, now the No. 1 team in the Star-Advertiser Football Top 10. It also goes for Saint Louis, which lost to Kamehameha last Friday, 23-21, and shares that No. 1 spot atop the rankings. The good news for Saint Louis (1-2, 1-1 ILH) is that the gauntlet of ILH football gives a relatively young, inexperienced roster a […]

Voyage to Ohio leads to creation of Hawaiian food truck for Sage Tolentino’s father, Grant

By Paul Honda on August 15, 2021

The connection between the Tolentino family and Ohio is deepening. While former Maryknoll standout Sage Tolentino plays and trains in Hamilton, his father is turning a new chapter into a business opportunity. Grant Tolentino and nephew and recent CIA (Culinary Institute of Arts) graduate Aaron Kimura are opening a food truck: Dine-In Hawaiian. It’s a natural fit since Sage Tolentino committed to Cincinnati in July. “It’s such a big open market here that it’s much needed. All of the local […]

Gatorade boys basketball POY O’shen Cazimero of Kohala on quest

By Paul Honda on June 16, 2021

It was late night and O’shen Cazimero just couldn’t fall asleep. It was fate. Good fate. “An email popped up on my phone from Gatorade. There was a banner and a video,” Cazimero said of the Hawaii Gatorade boys basketball player of the year award. Kohala won the 2019-20 Division II state championship with Cazimero as its leading scorer. There was no ’20-’21 season, however, because of the pandemic. “Winning it is a great honor because there were a lot […]

Kahuku begins process of mascot change

By Jerry Campany on November 9, 2020

Kahuku High and Intermediate School administration will change the school’s mascot after more than seven decades of being the Red Raiders, according to a letter written by Kahuku principal Donna Lindsey. Lindsey will start exploring a new identity for the school after the Hawaii State Department of Education’s Civil Rights Compliance Branch received complaints that the moniker “Red Raiders” and the use of the tomahawk chop by fans are disrespectful and potentially discriminatory to Native Americans. KHIS CRCB Response to […]

Saint Louis junior Taven Hathaway overpowers mainland foes

By Paul Honda on October 8, 2020

The grind has been good to Taven Hathaway. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound junior from Saint Louis has kept working, throwing, hitting, fielding since day one of the first COVID-19 lockdown on Oahu. The right-hander got some action at the Hawaii Sandlot Classic in August. Last weekend, he played with Team Hawaii in the HeadFirst Academic Showcase and Junior Fall Classic. In the Fall Classic, he was 4-for-5 at the plate with two walks and was hit by pitch once. He pitched […]